Bug 181328 - Anaconda: Upgrading RHEL4 installation fails due to missing header list
Summary: Anaconda: Upgrading RHEL4 installation fails due to missing header list
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: distribution
Version: 4.3
Hardware: ia64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Mike McLean
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-02-13 14:45 UTC by Prarit Bhargava
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-14 16:14:06 UTC

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Description Prarit Bhargava 2006-02-13 14:45:28 UTC
Description of problem:

When attempting to upgrade from a RHEL4 U3 install from last week to this week,
an error is displayed on the screen.  There is no "back" button and it appears
that the installation is "stuck" at this screen.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot using boot.img's vmlinuz and install.img
2. Select upgrade existing RHEL4
Actual results:

The following is displayed on the screen:

                  +----------------+ Error +-----------------+                  
                  |                                          |                  
                  | Unable to read header list.  This may    |                  
                  | be due to a missing file or bad media.   |                  
                  | Press <return> to try again.             |                  
                  |                                          |                  
                  |                 +----+                   |                  
                  |                 | OK |                   |                  
                  |                 +----+                   |                  
                  |                                          |                  
                  |                                          |                  
Expected results:

Should properly upgrade...

Additional info: I've never tried to upgrade via the internal NFS server.  
Is this a supported option?

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-02-13 18:20:30 UTC
The tree is broken as there isn't an hdlist there 

Also, note that upgrades are only supported in anaconda for going from one major
release to another (ie, RHEL3 -> RHEL4) not any of the little middle steps.

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